ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on October 27th, 2017

Nothing invigorates a country’s labor market more than a free and prosperous economy. The Spain-based Civismo, an Atlas Network partner and LIFE project grantee, has led a major campaign called “¡Por el empleo!” (“For employment!”) to revitalize Spain’s labor market. Among the campaign’s many successes are a 5 percent reduction of tax burden on major corporations and a 15 percent tax cut for small businesses in Spain. As part of Civismo’s project, the innovative Tax Calculator has become a popular and effective tool in helping hundreds of millions of people navigate the tax challenges they face every year.

In this upcoming webinar, join Javier Santacruz Cano, the chief economist at Civismo, to learn about the success stories behind the “¡Por el empleo!” campaign and to discuss how your team can make your campaigns even more effective.

In 2015, Atlas Network challenged 15 think tanks to take on a brave task: develop policy reforms that will increase your countries' ranking in a key index in three years. We call this the LIFE Project. Now in year three of this project, think tanks are showing the impact of their efforts, and we'd like to share some of their success stories with you, in order to inspire your think tank to do great things, and to learn from successful policy reforms. This is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to share successful stories of reform with Atlas Network partners.

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Javier Santacruz Cano has a Ph.D. in economics, a B.A. in economics and business administration, and a MSc in econometrics and mathematical economics. He has studied at the University of Essex (UK) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).

Mr. Santacruz specializes in macro-econometrics and finance. He is the chief economist at Civismo, a lecturer in quantitative finance at the Stock Exchange Studies Institute of Madrid (IEB), a lecturer in accounting methods and fundamental analysis at the Madrid Stock Exchange (BME Institute), and Visiting Assistant Professor in economics at different business schools and universities. He is also the director of the IEB Research Modelling Lab.

Outside of his academic activities, Mr. Santacruz also specializes in the Chinese economy. He is a senior partner and co-founder of Shijie Shoudu Ltd., a strategic desk based in Beijing, head of Asia-Pacific Research Area in “Catedra China” and fund manager with operations in China, since 2012. He is also a market strategist and regular collaborator of many national and international media.